Montreal Canadiens (53-22-10) at Ottawa Senators (43-27-15)
|Date & Time||Wednesday April 22, 2015, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Ottawa Senators -110 / Montreal Canadiens -100 --- Over/Under: 5
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The Canadiens look to sweep the series and get some rest before the East semis while the Sens are hanging on for dear life and looking to live another day.
The Montreal Canadiens haven't been great through the first three games against the Senators in these playoffs yet somehow they are up 3-0 and have a chance to be the first team to clinch in the opening round if they can get a win on the road tonight. The Habs have had to deal with a ton of drama already in this series with the PK Subban-Mark Stone fiasco but they have done a great job keeping their heads and Carey Price continues to be the team's rock and MVP and he will look to add a Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe to his resume this season. The Habs are in the driver's seat at the moment and they will be very tough to beat in four straight games but the Senators have already defied the odds this season and if there is any team to go on a run in these playoffs the Sens are as good as any.
Ottawa has been the better team through three games in my opinion and in game three's loss Sense defenseman Erik Karlsson took another step forward in his young career as he had a game for the ages and one that'll compile his highlight tape. However, it was all for not as the Sens dropped another game in which they had a late lead and allowed Dale Weise to be the hero not once but twice on Sunday and that has to sting for those at the Canadian Tire Centre who could see their team in action for the final time this season. While game three was emotionally draining I can't see this Sens team going down without a fight and if Craig Anderson can replicate the effort he had in game three I think the Sens will stave off elimination and try to get back in the series in Montreal.